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Samedi

May 23rd

Greek Fest

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Eat, dance and drink wine from a tiny cup

 

Dax Riggs

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

Swampy southern folk rock plus opening band Strange Roux

 

Papa Roach

House of Blues, 7p.m.

Hard rock with heavy metal influence

 

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahalia Jackson, 7:30p.m.

Performance of Verdi’s Requiem with vocals by Elizabeth DeShong, Alfred Walker, Lori Guilbeau and Paul Groves

 

Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBT Youth

Ashe Powerhouse Theatre, 7p.m.

BreakOUT presents stories of transgender youth

 

Woodenhead Forty Year Itch

Chickie Wah Wah, 10p.m.

Instrumental rock on Canal

Dimanche

May 24th

Tom Leggett

30-90, 5p.m.

New Orleans based singer songwriter jazzes up the new Frenchmen St. venue

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Regular show featuring the “Wolfman” and Russell Batiste

 

Geoff Clapp Organ Quartet

Snug Harbor, 8p.m.

Clapp is joined by Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson on alto sax

Frame Game

Sync Up Film Turns the Focus on Industry



New Orleans is filled with some of the world’s best creative talent. Yet, the City often lags behind when it comes to actual industry and infrastructure to support the arts. Eight years ago, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation took some steps to remedy that situation by starting Sync Up and then later teaming up with NOVAC. The cinema portion is a three day conference and mini-fest that aims to focus on the production behind film (and provide lots of entertainment in the process).


Timecode:NOLA Focuses on Indie Film at Fest


All fests do not involve music and rows of vendors. Timecode:NOLA’s latest project tends to skew more towards soundtracks and rows of sprockets. On Thursday (4.16), the Third Annual Independent Film Fest hits local screens.


Today in NOLA: 3.09.15


Throw back some Jameson today. If you’re in a more mellow mood, check out a screening of the The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. For younger tastes, Peter Deranges is in town signing books. On this date in 1804, the Three Flags Ceremony marked the transfer of Upper Louisiana to France, before France transferred it to the United States. Now, more to do this Monday.


Room 220: Katrina & the Rapture


By Room 220

Alright, alright. This post really isn’t about a literary event—it’s about a film screening, the New Orleans premiere of Good People Go To Hell, Saved People Go To Heaven at 7p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at Indywood (628 Elysian Fields). But since the Room 220 editors had a hand in organizing the event, it will also include some bookish elements: namely, the inclusion of a couple celebrated authors as part of a panel discussion following the film.


Short-List: Louisiana at the Oscars


Tonight, the Academy Awards air on WGNO at 6:00p.m. Louisiana must have expended her supply of glitz and glamour during Carnival. Only one film with local tie-ins made the short-list.


Hit and Run Caught on Camera


Cameras are changing crime. On Friday (1.24), surveillance caught a hit and run collision on tape. Now, the New Orleans Police Department are searching for the suspect vehicle.


Today in NOLA: 1.20.15


Today established local trumpeter Kermit Ruffins does his weekly thing at Bullet's. For those who want a night off from music, Siberia is hosting trivia night and Blue Ruin is playing at Indywood. On this day in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Lewis had promised to abstain from obscenities during the show, but he broke his promise.


Hollywood South Absent at Oscars


Hollywood South had a great run at the Oscars. First, there was the feel good story of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. In 2013, Beasts of the Southern Wild received four nominations and even more cache in buzz. The following year, locally shot films like Twelve Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club dominated the awards. However, when nominations were released today (1.15), Louisiana was conspicuously missing.


Man Beaten with Purse, Robbed in CBD (Video)


How many crooks does it take to mug a man? In one case from early Monday (1.15) morning, it appears that the answer is “four.” The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is on the hunt for a quartet of suspects after a man was beaten and robbed in the Central Business District.


Vitter's Day at the Movies


Need a date for the movies? Well, Senator David Vitter announced that he is looking for friends to join him at the cinema on Monday (12.29). Bitter will be heading to Chalmette Movies (8700 W. Judge Perez Drive) to take in a screening of the controversial comedy The Interview.


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